To satisfy the need for blood, another blood drive competition is held each winter. Some years - most recently in the winter of 2016 - U of M competes solely against Michigan State in the "Mitten Matchup" (formerly known as, the "Face-Off Blood Challenge"). Other years - like in 2008 and 2010 - all of the Big Ten schools get involved with the life-saving cause to compete against each other.
This past year, we competed with Michigan State in the Face-Off Blood Challenge. We collected 1,144 pints of blood compared to the 951 pints collected by Michigan State. This marks the third victory in a row over the Spartans. When it comes to the reality of the situation, it is great that both schools were able to collect enough blood to potentially save over 6,000 lives!